Justin Herbert injury update: Chargers QB suffers apparent injury vs. Chiefs, Brandon Staley gives update

Justin Herbert injury update: Chargers QB suffers apparent injury vs. Chiefs, Brandon Staley gives update

Justin Herbert finished the game, but it wasn’t without a fair bit of pain.

In the fourth quarter of the “Thursday Night Football” matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers, Herbert was hit hard by defensive end Mike Danna, and the hit left the Chargers QB in a lot of pain.

Herbert would exit the game for a play and re-enter, but he was clearly in distress: Amazon cameras caught Herbert pointing to his left side, and he would have apparent issues throwing the ball, as well.

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The Chargers passer was hit a lot during the game, though he was sacked just twice. He was hit four times by the Chiefs defense, some of which clearly left their mark.

Herbert did finish out the game, though he was more than a bit off target in the closing stages of the game; He did, though, bring the Chargers to within a score with just 71 seconds remaining.

Here’s the latest on Herbert’s injury:

Justin Herbert injury update

In the fourth quarter of the “Thursday Night Football” matchup between the Chargers and the Chiefs, Herbert was hit hard by KC defensive end Mike Danna. 

Following the game, LA head coach said that Herbert was “OK,” but the team would know more about Herbert’s status on Friday:

The “Thursday Night Football” broadcast reported that Herbert was getting X-rays following the game, and that turned out to be the case, per The Athletic:

Herbert was clearly hobbled by the hit, and looked to be in pain on the sideline. Herbert was clearly favoring his left side and pointing to his left side while on the sideline.

He would lay on the turf and exit the game for a single play, then re-enter and help lead the Chargers on a scoring drive afterwards.

This story will be updated.